April 29, 2019 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
November 3, 2017 Subject:
Solid Show Closing Out 93
Highlights: Queen Jane Approximately, Estimated Prophet
Jerry sounds horrible, missing lyrics, voice is wrecked, but the band delivers a nice long 2nd set.
So this show finishes my full spin of all the 93 shows and must admit most of them are very average. As always, if you went to a particular show, its a whole different experience and vibe. However, from the CM transfers I spun, the big standout shows are few and far between. Huge fan of the Dead and just sharing my own personal thoughts of the year.
My Highlight Shows for 93:
2/10, 2/23, 3/10, 3/17, 3/21, 3/22, 5/26, 6/23, 9/28, 9/29
Reviewer:August West Wharf Rat
November 14, 2016 Subject:
Love this Queen Jane
Jerry's guitar sounds different here, almost acoustic sounding, naked. I love it. Anybody know what he did different to get that sound?
great Lucy just before it too, although Jerry mixes up some lyrics (She's my YoYo for one, kinda cool)
April 1, 2015 Subject:
The Christmas run
This show features a great first set with a different set list and not great playing. A strong Bertha gets going and Jerry gets into with the horns on Wang Dang Doodle.
The mid set features an outstanding Queen Jane, It Must Have Been the Roses. Jerry must have been battling a cold as his voice is not as strong as it was the majority of this come back years.
The set ending ALON, Bird Song, Promised Land is excellent.
Set two start off with a joyful Scarlet Begonias that features some great grooving by Jerry, his voice is still in fair shape, and this propels into a set peaking Fire on the Mountain.
Jerry really hits some great peaks and gets loud.
Phil is very strong during this version and Bob's tone is good. Vince has found his place in the band too.
Billy and Mickey are excellent as well.
The Estimated is great and the curve ball of So Many Roads is a very good choice, abet Jerry's deteriorating voice.
One point to make by the late 90's that the D>S was the often the most creative and improvisational part of the show and this segment does not disappoint.
Billy and Mickey during this time were really into what I called back in the day "the industrial pinball machine".
It is not everyone's cup of tea as it is not as organic or tribal as it is almost purely digital, but it is sonically very fun and challenges you. Add in Bob Bralove's efforts and you get something quite unique.
When Jerry jumps in you can tell he likes what he hears and continues in expand the space.
The Other One is the weakest part of the show and is disjointed and never really gets off the ground.
The Days is very strong but Jerry's voice is in the roughest shape of the show...DRATS!
He and Phil really play some nice things together and the set ends with a strong Sugar Magnolia with an even more super charged SSDD, which again has Jerry playing some most joyous licks and chords.
A appropriate Brokedown is a perfect choice.
I gave this show a 3 because of Jerry's under the weather voice.
December 19, 2009 Subject:
all about the 2nd set